Morocco got the better of Belgium in a World Cup match on Sunday afternoon. The Atlas Lions started Youssef En-Nesyri, who played 73 minutes before being replaced by Hamdallah. The African side, who outplayed the Europeans for most of the match, took the lead in the 74th minute through Sabiri's direct free-kick, before Aboukhlal sealed the game in stoppage time. Morocco are now top of Group F with four points and will only need a point against Canada in the final match to progress to the Round of 16.
One negative note, as well as a curious moment, came from goalkeeper Bono. The Moroccan keeper was in the official line-up and was present for his country's national anthem, but the match was started by Munir, the substitute goalkeeper. The Sevilla keeper was unable to start the match due to dizziness he felt prior to kick-off. Bono, who said he felt better after the match, said he asked the referee if his absence would count as a substitution as he did not feel fit to start the game. As the game had not yet begun, the replacement didn't count as a substitution for the Moroccans.